The USA Today bestselling author of Rainy Day Sisters returns to Hartley-by-the-Sea… Childhood best friends Rachel Campbell and Claire West have not only grown up, but after fifteen years, they’ve also grown apart… After her father left, Rachel had to dedicate her life to managing her household: her two younger sisters, her disabled mother, and her three-year-old nephew. When Rachel’s not struggling to look after all of them, she makes her living cleaning the houses of wealthy families—inclulding the Wests, where a surprise now awaits her. . . .
A lifetime of drifting in other people’s currents has finally left Claire high and dry. First it was her parents, then the popular crowd in school, and finally her fiancé. Now she’s returned to Hartley-by-the-Sea to recover. But running into Rachel brings back memories of past mistakes, and Claire wonders if she now has the courage to make them right.
Soon Claire’s brother, Andrew, asks Rachel to keep an eye on Claire, which is the last thing either woman wants. But as their lives threaten to fall apart, both Claire and Rachel begin to realize what they need most is a friend. The kind of friend they once were to each other, and perhaps can be again. . . .
“With lush coastal imagery and well-drawn characters, Hewitt immerses the reader in the deeply personal struggles and triumphs of Rachel and Claire. At turns introspective and exhilarating, this novel proves that it’s never too late to start over.”—Booklist “Pulled me in and never let me go…Hewitt writes about the complex emotions of family relationships with sensitivity and realism.”—Marie Bostwick, New York Times bestselling author of The Second Sister
“A lushly imagined, deeply moving story…stunning…the perfect book to lose yourself in!”—Megan Crane, USA Today bestselling author of In Bed with the Bachelor “Completely and totally charming…I read this book straight through, in pajamas, eating brownies, on a rainy day in Oregon. I don’t think I left my couch. That’s how much I loved it.”—Cathy Lamb, author of My Very Best Friend